Adair County homicide suspect is arrested in Arkansas

James Manken, 40, of Watts, was arrested by U.S. marshals and Benton County deputies in Cherokee City, Ark., the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported. He is accused of killing Wayne Lee Wennerholm, 71, of Watts.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm •  Published: July 31, 2014
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A man wanted in connection with a July homicide was arrested Wednesday in Cherokee City, Ark.

James Manken, 40, of Watts, is accused of killing Wayne Lee Wennerholm, 71.

Wennerholm was found dead by a neighbor on July 13 inside his home on N 4735 Road in Watts, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

U.S. marshals and Benton County deputies arrested Manken at his mother’s home, OSBI spokesman Gary Perkinson said.

Wennerholm’s daughter and Manken’s wife, Janice Manken, 26, was arrested July 21 on a complaint of accessory to murder. She was booked into the Adair County jail and is being held without bail, a jail official said.

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